Johnson recognized as Cattleperson of the Year

Johnson recognized as Cattleperson of the Year

Sept. 27, 2021

Acknowledging his dedication to excellence within Wisconsin’s beef industry, the Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association (WCA) named Eric Johnson the 2021 Cattleperson of the Year.

Johnson is a former WCA president and currently acts as a legislative representative for the organization. He and his family operate Johnson Valley Shorthorns, a small seedstock and cow/calf operation outside Lodi. The Johnson family is active in the Wisconsin Shorthorn Association and regularly shows at World Beef Expo where Johnson now helps his grandchildren participate.   

In addition to his WCA involvement, Johnson is a past board member of the Wisconsin Shorthorn Association. His efforts made the association’s summer show successful by organizing the summer picnic and donating the beef for the meal. Additionally, he has been a long-time Lodi Agricultural Fair Board member and tirelessly serves as the beef superintendent. Johnson recently retired from ABS Global. 

Jeff Swenson, DATCP livestock and meat specialist, nominated Johnson and presented him with the award during the World Beef Expo Supreme Drive in West Allis. 

Posted: September 27, 2021